Show, Don’t Tell

05.07.2016 – Day 187

Show, Don’t Tell

the moon

“Show, don’t tell”,  isn’t just a powerful principle practised in great writing It is also a better way to communicate in almost all forms.

Well that’s a blanket statement Linda. Where’s the proof?

Recent analytics indicate that social media content with relevant images gets 94% more views than content without relevant images.

Professor Mehrabian observed the 7% Rule, stating that 93% of communication is non-verbal.

Think about the last time you watched live theatre, did you intently listen to the dialogue to follow along, or was it the visual cues,  the staging, the music, the lighting, the actors’ gestures that communicated the story’s progression?

If “show, don’t tell”, is so darned powerful, where else could we use it? I think we writers are across the concept, but where else could we use this experiential approach throughout our daily interactions? Our communications?

I’d love to hear, AND SEE, your suggestions for doing so.

 

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